Bradley Wood
Bradley is a graduate of the University of Auckland having completed a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) and a Master of Music. Described as one of the finest young pianists this country has produced in recent years, he will study a two-year Master of Performance in Piano Performance at the Royal College of Music in London.

In 2015, Bradley won the National Concerto Competition and the University of Auckland Graduation Gala Concerto Competition. He also won the Royal Over-Seas League/Pettman Chamber Music Scholarship which enabled him and a violinist to take part in a six-week tour of the UK, performing in venues including St. James, Piccadilly. and St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Influenced by his keyboard-playing father, Bradley learned the piano from a young age. He has wanted a career in music since a life-changing day when he heard a classical piece of music on the radio—the slow movement of Beethoven’s Pathetique sonata. He immediately found the score online and began to learn it. Tragically his father, a key influence on him, was killed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

 University of Auckland Graduation Gala Concerto Competition, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 in F Sharp Minor
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